With every new year, we’re faced with excitement at the open slate ahead of us. We’ve collected some resources to help you take the next step in your career. Whether you’re trying to become a better leader, more creative thinker, or more compelling storyteller, we’re here to support you.
Entrepreneur and CEO Brit Morin shares stories from the early days of her startup Selfmade, lessons on human-centered leadership, and ways women are uniquely suited to excel as entrepreneurs. Here are seven qualities she says are often under-valued but closely tied to entrepreneurial success.
IDEO’s Michelle Lee and Brendan Boyle share small ways you can experiment with bringing a playful mindset into your work and examples of using play to surface innovative approaches to serious challenges.
How do you decide which opportunities to pursue in your career—and what values can guide you along the way? Designer and author Donald Burlock, Jr. shares the creative frameworks that he turned to at each stage of his career, and how to use them in your own journey.
What does stress or anxiety feel like in your body? How about joy? Try these two warm ups to tune into the physical feeling of joy. They can help set the tone for a generative brainstorming session, a round of introductions, a project kickoff, and many other moments.
There’s good reason—and plenty of scientific evidence—to suggest we prioritize seeking moments of joy. Designer and author Ingrid Fetell Lee shares why joy is important during challenging times, how it improves our performance and capacity for creativity, universal elements that make up the aesthetics of joy, and how to overcome common barriers to joy.
In a business context, it’s just as important as in film or entertainment to think about the way you structure your story and select the right pieces of information for maximum impact. Ann Kim, Senior Portfolio Director at IDEO and instructor in our course Impactful Presentations, walks through the elements of a story, different story arcs, why and how to experiment with your story arcs, and shares examples from her work in the healthcare and entertainment worlds.